Developing Guidance Tools for Biological Sample Sharing in Public Health Emergencies

World Health Organization. 12/20/2016 This resource summarizes an initial consultation held on December 16, 2016, on building capacity for material transfer agreements (MTAs) in public health emergencies. These agreements govern the transfer of research materials between two organizations or countries, and define the rights of the provider and the recipient. The meeting brought together experts to consider how best to promote the use of MTAs in low-income countries, where epidemics are more likely to occur and health system capacity is limited. (Text)
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